• Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered over 256,000 vehicles worldwide in first seven month of 2015
  • T-series saw growth of 6.1 percent from the same period in 2014
  • Crafter deliveries up by 3.9 percent on the same period in 2014
Hannover. By the end of July Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles had delivered 256,600 urban delivery vans, transport vehicles and pick-ups to customers around the world. This corresponds to an increase of 0.4 per cent compared with the same period last year (January to July 2014: 255,400).

The T-series saw growth of 6.1 per cent to 102,500 deliveries (January - July 2014: 96,600). Crafter deliveries were up by 3.9 per cent to 27,600 vehicles (January - July 2014: 26,600). Worldwide Caddy deliveries fell by 2.8 per cent to 83,600 vehicles (January - July 2014: 86,000). Worldwide deliveries of the Amarok pick-up fell by 4.5 per cent to 42,800 vehicles (January - July 2014: 44,800).

In Western Europe the brand's deliveries were up by two per cent between January and July 2015 to 172,300 vehicles. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles were particularly successful in the UK with a 15.5 per cent increase in deliveries to 30,500 vehicles. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles also recorded growth in Italy (an increase of 8.5 per cent), Spain (an increase of 12.1 per cent) and the Netherlands (an increase of 8.4 per cent). In Germany the brand's deliveries fell by 2.5 per cent in the first seven months of 2015 to 66,200 deliveries.

In Eastern Europe deliveries fell by 22.1 per cent by the end of July 2015 to 17,200 vehicles. In the Middle East sales increased by 47.8 per cent to 19,900 vehicles, with the Turkish market accounting for the lion's share of 17,500 deliveries. This corresponded to an increase of 53.7 per cent.

In South America the brand handed over 21,100 vehicles to customers, 8.8 per cent less than in the same period last year. The deliveries for 2014 in the South America region include 1,400 T2, the production of which ceased in December 2013.

In Africa, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles increased deliveries by 19.9 per cent to 9,100 units. In the Asia-Pacific region the brand achieved growth of 3.4 per cent with a delivery volume of 8,200 vehicles